Biden Issues First Executive Order on AI

President Joe Biden announced a groundbreaking executive order on artificial intelligence (AI). The order emphasizes safety evaluations and equitable practices. It also delves into AI’s ramifications on the job market. It mandates large companies to share their AI systems’ safety test results with the government before any official release. It also addresses the use and sourcing of training data for expansive AI systems, emphasizing the scrutiny of data from brokers when it contains personal identifiers.

Biden’s order directs the Department of Justice and other federal agencies to develop procedures for “investigating and prosecuting civil rights violations related to AI.” Furthermore, clear guidance will be provided to entities like landlords, federal benefits programs, and federal contractors to prevent AI algorithms from perpetuating or worsening discrimination. The order also emphasized safeguarding consumers, particularly in the health domain, and exploring AI’s implications on the labor market. Collaborations with international partners to set global AI standards are also in the order’s purview.

Click here to read the Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence.